July 13, 2020
Mozart the Adventurer Activity Ideas
All through his life, Wolfgang Amadè Mozart was a musical adventurer, always wanting to play with new ideas. Our encore broadcast of Vänskä Conducts Mozart the Adventurer, designed for children in grades 3 to 6, explores Mozart’s experiments as well as music from composers who were his greatest influences.
Try These Activities at Home
Curriculum Try the concert’s four activities exploring musical form and composition.
Make Instruments at Home so that composers can perform their creations for friends and family.
Respond to the Music through visual art, poetry, story, spoken word or movement.
We would love to see your creative responses to the music!
Additional Ideas and Resources
Explore the Concert Theme
- Do you know someone who inspires you? How can you represent that person through visual art, movement, the written word, or another way? Share your work with that person to show how much you appreciate them!
- Are there any non-musical artists who inspire you? Try painting in the style of a beloved visual artist or dance like your favorite pop artist.
- Collaborate to see how your family members inspire each other. Write or perform a story where each person builds on another’s contribution, or play improvisation games.
- Mozart was constantly learning from the world around him. Get out and explore your world with a scavenger hunt in your neighborhood.
Talk About Music
Try some of the following questions or come up with your own conversation starters:
- What do you notice in the music? How would you describe the sounds of the different instruments?
- What memories, images or stories come to mind as you listen?
- How do you think the composer wants to make you feel? What makes you say that? (Check out our Emotion Word List for some ideas!)
- What else do you want to know about the music? How can you learn more?
We hope that Vänskä Conducts Mozart the Adventurer will spark curiosity and joy for your family. Enjoy the concert!